The Kiama Gamefishing Club was founded in 2001 following the vision of the inaugural President Mark Way. The idea came to fruition when it was noted that a significant number of the members of other regional gamefishing clubs resided in the Kiama local area. These fisherman came together and felt that it was an ideal opportunity to add to the Kiama region and form this Game Fishing Club.
Children’s Charity Fishing Competition-Saturday
19th January 2019
Blowhole Big Fish Classic
6th & 7th April 2019
Kiama Gamefishing Club Membership Form
2018 - 2019
Kiama Gamefishing Club Boat Rego Form
Yatcon Civil & Simrad Blowhole Big Fish Classic 6th & 7th April
Yellowfin tuna and Marlin were the feature Game Fish for a record 48 boats boats and 162 anglers in this year’s Blowhole Big Fish Classic.
A combination of cash prizes with $10,000 Cash for Heaviest Marlin courtesy of Peter & Sheridan Yates- Yatcon Civil and $5,000 Cash for second heaviest courtesy of Brenton Yates- Yates Law focussed attention on the Tournaments feature fish “big Blue Marlin” in our Tournament plus great weather combined to see record entry with some of the “gun boats’. Like Rampage, Zorro and Dog House coming down from Sydney to contest the event with local boats ProFishEnt, Absolute and Chasin Tail all in the mix. Simrad and Sondal Bensan added $40,000 in Simrad electronics and Shimano once again added their Tiagra reels to the mix of over $80,000 in Cash and product “up for grabs”.
“Doghouse” scooped the pool in the Blue Marlin section taking out Heaviest Marlin with a Blue of 226.4kg to angler Mick Baily plus second Heaviest 160.5kg Blue to Tristan Davis winning $15,000 in cash plus Simrad electronics gear.
Champion Boat however, went to “Rare Breed” skippered by Steve Lamond that featured a 130kg Blue Marlin to Carol Goodger who was also Champion Lady angler Capture.
Heaviest Shark went to Outcast skippered by shark legend Mitch Ryan with 174kg Mako on 15kg to angler Mark Lloyd.
Heaviest Yellowfin tuna 72.5kg was caught by angler Mathew Britton fishing on “Opportunatee”.
“The abundance of big Yellowfin tuna was amazing with many fish over the 50kg mark and was undoubtedly the best fishing seen off Kiama since the 70’s. We consistently see big Blue marlin and plenty of Stripped Marlin at this time of year and that is why our Tournament is called the Blowhole Big Fish Classic and scheduled for early April” said Tournament Director Mark Way.
Junior Champion was Taj Newcombe who caught a massive 68.5kg Yellowfin tuna on 15kg line, certainly a great capture for this young gun!
Tag and Release section of Blowhole Tournament saw 31 Marlin Tagged and Released, with 28 Striped making up most species plus 2 Blacks and one Blue Marlin.
“The hand carved Champion Boat Trophies for both Capture and Tag n Release are much sort after by skippers and a feature of our Tournament”.
“Certainly a Tournament to remember with the Comp crew from Kiama GFC working overtime with Matt Cameron, Gai Delevere, Nick Hodgkins with assistance from Paul Wyer on moorings and Zane Davis on weigh station putting in a massive effort that was mentally and physically challenging!
My thanks to them and their dedication to make this Tournament our annual 18th Comp a success” said Mark Way Tournament Director
Zorro’s lady angler Haley Bonnici tagged a whopping 8 Marlin to win Champion Lady angler Tag and Release, certainly an incredible effort. Zorro also won Champion Boat Tag and Release with 80,000 points and picked up $2,000 Cash courtesy of T & M Dowling Plumbing Services. Runner up boat was Side Effects with 57,500 points. Champion angler Tag n Release Male was won by Gino with 57,500 points. Most marlin on 37kg and above was won by Organised Kaos with 4 Marlin. Most sharks Tag and Release was won by Run-a-Muk with one Mako. Most Yellowfin tagged and Release boat was won by Angler management with 4. Most Other Game fish went to boat “Kiama” skippered by Trevor Newcombe. Taj Necombe backed up to also win the Champion Junior Angler Tag and Release.